Shoaib Akhtar Gets Rs 100 Million Defamation Notice By Pakistan TV News Channel For Resigning On Air: Report

Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has reportedly sent a Rs. 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar

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Shoaib Akhtar Gets Rs 100 Million Defamation Notice By Pakistan TV News Channel For Resigning On Air: Report
The ongoing feud between former Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar and Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) seems to have reached another level. The news channel, on Sunday, has reportedly sent a Rs. 100 million defamation notice to the former cricketer, claiming that Shoaib had resigned on air from PTV sports last month. The new channel stated that it is not only a violation of the clause but has also resulted in huge financial losses to the organization.

As per a report in ANI, ARY news, the national television administration in the notice said, “As per clause 22, both sides shall have right to terminate his agreement by serving three months' written notice or payment in lieu thereof. Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar resigned on air on October 26 which has resulted into huge financial losses to PTV.”

The notice added, “Shoaib Akhtar also left Dubai during T20 World Cup transmission without any prior information to PTVC management. Besides, appearance on an Indian TV show along with Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, which also caused irreparable losses to PTV."
The report added that Akhtar has been asked by the PTVC to pay an amount of Rs 100 million as damages along with an amount of Rs 33,33,000, equivalent to a three-month salary to the organisation, otherwise, PTC “reserves its rights to initiate legal proceedings" against Akhtar before the court of competent jurisdiction.”


For the unversed, Shoaib Akhtar, last month, was mired in a controversy after he walked off from a live Pakistan TV show following disagreements with the host Nauman Niaz, who had asked him to leave for being 'oversmart and rude'. Shortly after this, the ex-cricketer resigned as cricket analyst from the channel, citing bad behaviour on-air by host Nauman Niaz. 

Before walking out of the show, Shoaib Akhtar said, “My apologies for this, but I am resigning immediately from PTV sports as I have been insulted and treated badly on live television in front of the nation.” Also Read: Shoaib Akhtar falls off a bike






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